Not Quite Mine

Chosen at NightfallBefore we get started with this blog, which I’m very excited about, I have a special announcement . . . This Wednesday, April 10th, I will be at a booksigning at Blue Willow Bookstore, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 at 7 pm with Rainbow Rowell.

I will be giving away five copies of Chosen at Nightfall, so you’ll definitely want to stop by if you’re in the Houston area and say hi!

Now, I’m absolutely thrilled to have a very special guest today!  You guys are in for a treat!  Today, I have the super sweet, wonderfully talented Catherine Bybee as my guest!  She is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of books like Not Quite Dating and Wife by Wednesday, as well as the Maccoinich Time Travel Series, with books like Binding Vows and The Highland Shifter.  And, today, she’s here to talk with us and tell us all about her new book, Not Quite Mine, which releases on May 7th.  And she’s even giving away two fantastic prizes . . . one signed copy of Not Quite Dating and one signed ARC of Not Quite Mine.  So be sure and leave a comment and come back next week to see if you’re our lucky winners!


So, without further ado, welcome, Catherine!

Well, Catherine, if you’ve read my blog at all, you know I like to keep it fun.  So, let me start out with a totally *serious* question.  If your book was the main entrée in a gourmet meal, what would be its side dishes?

Oh, my… well, when I think of gourmet meals I seldom think of anything hearty and filling. And with Not Quite Mine I feel the book has home cooked comfort food. The most gourmet I can go would be stuffed baked potatoes or maybe smoked baked beans with big chunks of bacon.

Alpha or Beta heroes?

Both! But let’s face it, alpha heroes have more fun.

And I have to know, since you write such wonderful books, what is your guilty pleasure?

Cream Brulee – I have a very hard time passing it up whenever we go out.

Sounds yummy!  And on a serious note, what is the last great book you read?

Oh, now that’s not fair. I haven’t been able to read very much because of my crazy deadlines. I really enjoyed On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves

And do you have a favorite character, either that you’ve written or from another book?

In each book, I try to bring characters into the mix that the reader isn’t expecting. In Not Quite Mine, outside of my hero and heroine and the family, the character that I liked the most is the PI. Something about him takes over the page when I have him in a chapter.

Ooh, can’t wait to read it!  And what scene was the hardest for you to write? Why?

I’d have to say the scenes where there is a ‘getting to know you’ without any added drama or danger element become hard to construct. I wouldn’t say it’s hard, just that they take longer to get down on the page. I get up from my computer more often when writing those scenes.

I get that.  And outside of writing, what have you learned about people since you’ve become an author?

I think I already knew that everyone enjoys different books for different reasons, but after reading reviews back to back of my own, I believe it. Books are beyond subjective. What I might love you may hate. It’s just the way it is.

Okay, last question . . . totally serious . . . is your hero a boxers or briefs kinda guy?


Fantastic!  Thank you for being here, Catherine!  I really enjoyed you and your book sounds wonderful!  Now, remember, two lucky commenters will win signed copies of one of Catherine’s books, so be sure and leave a comment and check back next week!


AdobePhotoshopExpress_20120817173931New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming an movie star.  After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms.  She now writes full-time and has penned novels Wife by Wednesday, Married by Monday, and Not Quite Dating.  Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.

44 thoughts on “Not Quite Mine

  1. I have already read Not Quite Dating and loved it. What a great story of true love even when Jessica tried so hard to fight it. Looking forward to the next story with Jack’s sister.

  2. Catherine I have read Wife by Wednesday and I loved it.. I have downloaded more of our books and I will be putting this one on my tbr list too… Great interview ladies.

  3. I have read all of Catherine’s books that are out and I love them all. The writing is great and I just keep wanting more more more.

  4. I’ve read all your books Catherine, except for Not Quite Dating and haved enjoyed them all. Talk about falling behind in my reading. I can’t keep up with all TBR pile. Then again, it would actually help if I had a copy of Not Quite Dating to begin with. But not to worry, I’m sure I’ll love it to.

  5. I loved Jack & Jessie’s story In Not Quite Dating and have been waiting (maybe not so patiently) for Katie & Dean’s story to come out! So excited for Not Quite Mine (by the way is it May yet?)

  6. Reading your books for me is like spending time with wonderful friends. I think what I love most about them are the relationships between the characters! Keep writing and I’ll always keep reading 🙂

  7. One of my favorite authors….I was pulled in by her weekday bride series and then found the time travel also. I can’t wait for more from her!

  8. I loved that interview. Really had me laughing. I never thought about what heros wore under their clothes… Now, I’m going to have to start wondering… Can’t wait to read the book.

  9. My favorite part of your blog is discovering authors I had not heard of before…I look forward to checking out Catherine’s work!

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